Some of the most provocative profiles on Grindr aren’t men at all, but spambots designed to lure credulous users into turning over their credit-card information.
The links all point to questionable webcam sites with names like My Passion Pit, My Gay Cam Crush and Gay Slice Crush.
Requiring email addresses and passwords could blunt Grindr’s momentum by chasing away men who wanted to stay completely anonymous, even to Grindr itself.
But with spambots choking its servers, the company has little choice but to start using some protection.
On Grindr, the app’s 6 million users are getting fed up with all the bots.
"All I ever get is spam messages," lamented one lonely reviewer in the App Store.
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Spambots are not unique to Grindr; the world of dating apps is filled with scam artists.
Users of dating services are perceived to be vulnerable and likely to spend money, and spammers are happy to take it.
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Joining Grindr requires only downloading the app and opening it up — immediately, the user is greeted with profiles of dozens of nearby men.